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Pre-K and Toddler Time at SSA

Solomon Schechter Academy (SSA) is pleased to announce that the school is moving to a new home at Temple Emanu-El, located at 29 Dayton Road in Waterford, CT, close to Interstates 95 and 395. Teachers and staff are busy preparing the classrooms for the first day of school, August 28th. Solomon

Schechter Academy, founded in 1973, is a pre-kindergarten through grade 6 community day school open to all faiths. SSA offers a robust curriculum in language arts, math, science, social studies, Hebrew language, and Judaics. Students also enjoy weekly art, music, and physical education classes, as well as numerous enrichment opportunities throughout the year. SSA alumni excel academically and socially at area middle and high schools, and then go on to attend some of the top colleges and universities in the country.

This year, the pre-kindergarten program has extended its hours and will run from 9am to 1pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Karen Navarre, SSA pre-school teacher, expressed excitement about meeting new students and introducing innovative teaching methods. In the first few weeks of school, pre-school activities will center on children developing new friendships, communication skills, and creative play. Movement/dance, art, music, and story time are key elements of the program. Students will delve into themes such as moon exploration, growing plants from seeds, and building a terrarium. They will also enjoy learning about holidays through songs and craft projects.

Solomon Schechter Academy also offers its popular Toddler Time program. This program is for children 18 months to 3 years-old along with a parent or caregiver, and begins after Labor Day. It will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-11:30am. Here, young children begin to develop a passion for attending school, exploring new activities and ideas, and interacting socially with their peers and teacher.

If you are interested in learning more about Solomon Schechter Academy, please contact our Head of School, Barbara Wolfe, at 860-443-5589 and visit our website at and Facebook page: